Ratings: Bad Week For Soaps

Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Ratings Report for the Week of July 29 – August 2, 2013

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire .  Thank you.

NOTE: There is no “DAYS” comparison to last year due to the Olympics

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,692,000 (-56,000/+500,000)
2. B&B 3,597,000 (+2,000/+507,000)
3. DAYS 2,456,000 (-106,000/——-)
4. GH 2,441,000 (-98,000/+177,000)

1. Y&R 3.4/11 (same/+.3)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (same/+.4)
3. GH 1.8/6 (-.1/+.1)
3. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/—)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 783,000 (-48,000/-15,000)
2. B&B 637,000 (-24,000/+12,000)
3. GH 581,000 (-32,000/+28,000)
4. DAYS 544,000 (-43,000/——-)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.2/8 (-.1/same)
2. B&B 1.0/6 (same/same)
3. GH 0.9/6 (-.1/same)
3. DAYS 0.9/5 (same/—)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. Y&R 213,000 (-17,000/+21,000)
2. GH 192,000 (-1,000/+15,000)
3. B&B 187,000 (-18,000/+53,000)
4. DAYS 151,000 (-26,000/——-)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. B&B 0.6 (same/+.2)
1. Y&R 0.6 (-.1/same)
1. GH 0.6 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.4 (-.1/—)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.6/3,601,000
Tuesday: 2.7/3,680,000
Wednesday: 2.7/3,740,000
Thursday: 2.6/3,472,000
Friday: 2.6/3,495,000

Monday: 1.8/2,427,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,591,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,467,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,354,000
Friday: 1.8/2,441,000

Monday: 1.9/2,476,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,482,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,503,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,486,000
Friday: 1.8/2,260,000

Monday: 3.5/4,862,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,894,000
Wednesday: 3.4/4,727,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,447,000
Friday: 3.2/4,529,000

For the SEASON September 24, 2012 through August 4, 2013

1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.6
3. GH 2.2
4. DAYS 2.1

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5
2. GH 1.2
3. B&B 1.1
4. DAYS 1.0

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  • Angela Margot

    1.2 million viewers more for Y&R, B&B and GH combined in comparison to last year. How on earth is this “bad”??

    Why not publish the women 18-49 ratings for “The Talk”, “The Chew”, “Katie”, and “LMAD” and you’ll see what’s bad!!

    The “best” ever women 18-49 rating for LMAD was a 0.8 rating in January (!) and the other replacement shows that killed our longest-running soaps are doing even much worse.

    • Shawn

      Can i “like” this a THOUSAND TIMES!!!! Everyone always makes sure our Soaps ratings are front & center….do the same with the Talk Shows!!! Anyways, GO GH!!

    • mojo

      You do know the compaines dont care about combined ratings right. Cause CBS only cares about YR and BB and gives two ish about GH and Days. Why do you keep saying these combined vs the talk shows. Hell CBS unlike ABC post that all their shows in daytime are doing great for them. And being truthful as a GH viewer I wish the show was doing better and the ratings arent great. PS ABC doesnt publish GH ratings at all cause they more than likly arent thrilled with 1.8-1.9 and up down numbers and no real movement in totals. Everybody wants forward movement they stay in 3 or 4th place behind CBS. ABC doesnt want that. Thats why they went towards talk shows cheaper and could make more money.
      So to keep saying comebined and post the talk shows CBS has ABC didnt and they dont post for GH why GH aint truly doing amazing under Ron and Frank. Yes up from last year ok but still in 3 or 4th place and lost MAJOR tseam after 50th. Like ppl stated GH had 3 milion viewers at the time look now under 2.5. Thats not good.

  • Bex

    Where are the ‘solid as a rock’ GH folks?

    • Jon

      Such an ass!

      • Bex

        Well that’s rather mean. Realize that soaps are fictional, the sooner you come out of your delusion the better off you will be.

    • Shawn

      Check out those season-to-date Averages…. # 2 in 18-49 isnt Solid?? GO GH!

      • Bex

        So when they are up in total viewers it’s solid, and when they are not GH is still solid due to season averages solely? Were they solid during the sinking period last month? How quickly GH fans forget The Revolution.

        • Alex

          Gosh, GH has never been anywhere close to the terrible level of ratings “The Revolution” was getting and other replacement shows of our soaps are getting right now.

          • Bex

            Of course not, but my point was had The Revolution garnered any sort of major numbers GH would likely have gone the same way as AMC and OLTL. In these times no soap is safe from cancellation. Ever.

      • Alex

        “Bex” has just revealed himself as just another anti-soaps lobbyist. They are spamming all the boards all the time, because they know that their time of fooling people with their cheap talk, cooking and game shows will soon be coming to an end.

        And some people at the networks certainly don’t want to face this reality either. Soap fans have to understand they must stand together, no matter which soap is their favorite, because every attack on any soap will result in an attack on THEIR soap sooner or later! Remember GL, ATWT and then AMC, OLTL!!

        • Bex

          Every week it’s someone with a different name shouting the term ‘anti soap lobbyist’ I hate to disappoint you but I love my soap. I watch live daily, even through it’s bad times. I do not watch talk, game, or cooking shows.

  • Joe S

    Bex is just a troll who goes from site to site making comments at anyone who is positive about GH. My advice to everyone don’t feed into it and don’t respond. Ignore Bex answering back just feeds into what Bex wants. Ignore a troll they eventually go away

    • Bex

      Oh Joe, such a hypocrite! Just can’t help yourself, can you? Here you are again harassing me, following me from website to website. You’re nothing more than a silly little lying control freak. Take your own advice you infinite ninny, stop using the word ‘troll’ to describe people who state an unpopular opinion. If you can’t handle negatively towards GH, get off the internet or better yet, get a life.

  • Joe S

    GH is still not the show for me just too much camp and still too much of the Franco storyline. I did catch yesterdays for the first time did enjoy Sean Donnelly with Luke, did enjoy the Anna scenes with Duke, but so done with the Britt/Sabrina stuff

    • Bex

      As if anyone believes that’s the first time you’ve watched GH with your flaming fan boy antics. Yawn…

      • Joe S

        This will be the one and only time I respond to you, troll. I stopped watching GH back when the Franco stuff started to bore me. If you read my posts here and on the other site you like to troll at with the same stuff you do here, I have also stated that. I have tuned in to an episode here and there but yesterday was the first time I watched a full episode in weeks. I never said it was the first time I watched it. I could call you fanboy/fangirl/fanthing of Y&R but I won’t stoop to your trolling level

        GH has a long way to go before they have me back as a viewer. However they are still up from one year ago. Last year there was talk of cancellation, you hear none of that now

        Now go back to your regular trolling. Don’t bother to respond because I won’t read or respond back Bextrolll

        • Bex

          Oh pishposh Joe, you and I both know that you’re going to read my reply. We also know that you aren’t exactly great at keeping your word. A bit of a pushover are we? You’ve tossed out that one and ‘final’ line before, and well, here we are. 😉

          Regardless how many episodes of GH you watched last month, you’re clearly a fan, and it clearly bothers you when anyone speaks negatively of it. Real trolls attack the positive and negative, and I don’t seek out GH fans to personally torment them. It’s a numbers game, and the internet is not a nice, safe place for easily bruised emotions.

          Hell if I didn’t know any better I would say that you’ve become quite fond of me, why else would our banter excite you in such a manner? You’ve even gone as far as to give me a little portmanteau name. Interestingly, this behavior reminds me of another little rabid GH fan who, like you, was also overly sensitive.

          What you should ask your therapist is why you feel the urge to continue on with me, what exactly are you expecting to gain from it? A declaration that I am a troll, perhaps? Or is it now your mission to have everyone ignore me?

          Sadly I’ve never done well with cliques, cliques reflect poorly on the one who seeks them out, rather that the one they choose to isolate. A few old bitchy Queens getting on without me, Queens who believe that they are some sort of numbers God doesn’t exactly bother me to the degree in which you hoped it would.

          What you should be questioning is why you hold these anonymous faux-like God posters to such high regard? Latching yourself onto to them makes it seem as if you’re looking for some sort of acceptance Then again, I’m just a nobody on the internet who’s opinion means absolutely nothing.

  • So what?!

    GH lost a lot of long time fans i know that much seem to be getting by with 15 min and badwagon fans who actully think the “new” storylines are so orignal they bring out the vets and then use them to prop the new charcater and talentless teens. miss the days of luke/laura/scott when gh had more flavor then vanilla when it was jason v aj for keesha carly courtney to most of all their parents love when the Qs argued in the their living room not everybody else. when kissin cousins wasnt a plotpoint. when mob storylines had good writing where kids werent soared just for summer stroylines never be another group like jason/keesha/aj/jagger/brenda/stone/robin or lucky/liz/nikolas/emily when talent go u the job not bc ur gf/bf/dad/mom was on the show been watching since i was like 10 with mom/gramdma now its a guitly pleasure i catch it on youtube and just the charaters i like since any real fan can pretty much figure out whats goin happen 6 mo to a yr down the road

    • Bex

      What’s this a GH fan critical of the show and contributing more than foo-foo on fire nonsense. Shocking. There will never be a group like the teens of the 90s. Back then the stories actually had interesting dialogue, and memorable stories, now the mob is a joke and everything being written by that hack RC is a plot point. They could have done so much with the return of the ‘big 3’ instead they turned them into those ridiculous characters, and now planning to pair them up with the same people they were paired with prior to them leaving the first time.

  • PatF

    I wouldn’t call being up a half MILLION viewers over last year a “bad week”. The truth of the matter is, that the demos are still looked at sure, but I bet advertisers are more excited to hear that over 500,000 more viewers are watching CBS than a year ago. That’s a lot more potential buyers than the actual demo.

  • Harlee

    BB is kicking some butt now over 500k and growing! Up +4 in households & #1 in demo’s of 18-34, beating YR…WOW impressive! But it’s clearly why…because BB is excellent soap right now. BB is giving viewers great soap entertainment right now…BB is growing faster than any other soap. In another year of growth could be in front YR if something isn’t corrected fast on the direction of YR. No lingering on “in spite of” factor as with MAB waiting to long…Sony fix it now and cut loses.